10 tips for the perfect wedding


Here are some top tips from the team at the Oyster Box as to how to ensure your wedding day is perfect!


11th February 2013

The Oyster Box

 It should be a day to remember for the rest of your life, so here are some top tips from the team at the Oyster Box as to how to ensure your wedding day is perfect!

  1. Choose a venue that is unique, that stands apart from all other venues and that will be able to deliver on all aspects of the deliverables.
  2. Choose a venue with a qualified Wedding Coordinator who can offer you a one stop channel on all aspects of the planning, who is dedicated and passionate during the planning months, who will offer you expertise on what will work and what will not work – and who will be beside you on the day itself to ensure that all the planning comes together – this will assist you in realising your dream wedding!
  3. Once you have decided on the size of your wedding, draft a proper realistic budget and stick to the budget. If family members are contributing to the wedding costs, call a family meeting and conclude who is paying for what activities. Ensure all the role players include all costs and do not surprise you with any hidden costs.
  4. Put together your “essential to-do list” and include a time frame and who is responsible for the tasks. Review this list on a regular basis together with the Wedding Coordinator and the suppliers.
  5. Appoint the right suppliers. They are crucial to the success of your day therefore take guidance from your Wedding Coordinator on which suppliers will be best for what your vision is for your day.
  6. Take time to deliberate about your menu – your guests will remember your wedding by two things only and that is the food and the ambience and vibe.
  7. This is your day. Do not let family members derail your planning or change your mind about your vision. Be conscious that you may need to nip petty arguments in the bud during the months of planning.
  8. Compile a specific guest list and divide the list into A and B columns (only the family members need to know this!). Post the invitations early (approximately 5 to 6 months prior to wedding) and this will allow time to send invitations to the B list later without making those guests feel like they are on the B-list.
  9. Plan to contact the guests who do not reply on time or who do not reply at all – this is one of the most stressful phases of your planning.
  10. The bridal couple and their respective families should be guests at their own wedding – they should not have to worry about anything on the days leading up to the wedding day or on the wedding itself. If you achieve this, you chose the right venue and the right wedding coordinator.

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